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DealStreetAsia raises funding from Vijay Shekhar Sharma, HT Media and others

DealStreetAsia, a digital media platform based in Singapore, has raised an undisclosed amount in its first round of funding from Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of Paytm and Singapore Angel Network (SGAN), with participation from HT Media and other unnamed investors. The company said that it is closing a Series A funding in Q1 2016. It plans to use the funds for hiring across India and ASEAN (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar) teams, expand to Hong Kong, China, Japan and Australia and work on the launch of its deal analytics and data platform, which will create and mine data for deal engineers across Asian markets. DSA Analytics, the statement said, would focus on building a startup database in the Asian region and track companies which have got seed and series funding. HT Media is an equity holder in DealStreetAsia and will share content and resources across Singapore and India from Mint and vice versa. With this, the Mint hopes to strengthen its reach. DealStreetAsia launched India India operations in September this year, Myanmar in October and partnered with HT Media’s business publication Mint. Mint also publishes MintAsia in Singapore. DealStreetAsia claims to have published over 4,000 deal related stories in a year of its launch, and says that it publishes over 40 news and analytics stories daily. According to an e27 article, it has 16 employees across India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar, with plans to add another 10 employees. Digital media companies which…

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